Federal Employees Health Benefits Open Season

November 12, 2012, to December 11, 2012

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season will be held from November 12 to December 11, 2012, clos­ing at 5:00 p.m. CT. Employees should complete the PostalEASE FEHB worksheet included in the mailing to their homes, and enter enrollment information directly into PostalEASE via the Web at https://liteblue.usps.gov, kiosk, or telephone at
877-477-3273, option 1.

During this open season, eligible employees may make any one, or a combination, of the following changes using PostalEASE:

n Enroll if not enrolled.

n Cancel enrollment.

n Change from one plan to another plan.

n Change from one option to another option.

n Change from Self Only to Self and Family.

n Change from Self and Family to Self Only.

Enrollment changes and new enrollments made during the 2012 FEHB Open Season will be effective January 12, 2013 (Pay Period 03-13). New premium payments will be reflected in paychecks dated February 1, 2013.

Note: If you are enrolling or changing your enrollment, be sure to include all eligible children up to age 26 when completing your PostalEASE FEHB Worksheet or using PostalEASE. See the 2013 Guide to Benefits for eligibility requirements.

Employees may go to https://liteblue.usps.gov and download all of the 2013 Guides to Benefits:

n Guide for Non-APWU, Non-NRLCA Career USPS Employees.

n Guide for APWU and NRLCA Career Employees.

n Guide for Postal Career Executive Service Employees.

n Guide for Postal Inspectors and OIG Employees.

n Guide for Information Technology/Accounting Services Employees.

n Guide for Certain Temporary (Non-career) Employees.

Note: Plan brochures that include benefits, cost, and other major features of each health plan are available at www.opm.gov/insure/health.

Spend Your Health Care Dollars Wisely

Go to www.opm.gov/insure/health/search/plansearch.aspx.

1. Find health plans available in your ZIP Code™.

2. Choose plans to compare.

3. See a simple summary of benefits.

4. See the biweekly premium cost that applies to you in the 2013 Guide to Benefits that you receive in the mail.

    Note: Rates displayed on the Web may not apply to you.

5. Choose the best value plan for your needs.

6. If you want to make a change, enroll during open season using PostalEASE.

Please post on all bulletin boards through December 11, 2012.

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